Generic Name : Secnidazole Therapeutic Classification : Antiretroviral Agents ICD Code : Y41.5
India- Ambiform Tab, Amitab Tab, Entosec Tab, Etisec Sachet, Flagentyl Tab, Prozactin Tab, Seckaa Tab, Secnil D-Syr, Secnil Forte Tab, Secnitor Tab, Sectop Tab, Secwin Forte Tab, Seczol Tab, Snida Tab, Tada -DS FC, SAF -S.
International- Ambese, Amebin, Amecdal, Bianos, Daksol, Deprozol, Ecuzol, Esnidazol, Fazol, Flagentyl, Gisistin, Gynerium, Italnidazol, Maxidazol, Minovag, Pazidol, Raserdazol, Sabima, Secdazol, Secnichem, Secnidal, Secnidazol Calox, Secnidazol Genfar, Secnidazol MK, Secnihexal, Secnivax, Seczol, Strebenzol, Tagera Forte, Unidazol, Xamex, Yardel. Other Name : Secnidazolum, Secnidazol. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an antiamoebic agent, prescribed for giardiasis and amoebiasis. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: PO- Invasive amoebiasis- The recommended dose is 1.5 g/day for 5 days. Amoebiasis; Giardiasis; Trichomoniasis Single dose of 2 gm. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood disorder.
* Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
Side Effects :
Gastrointestinal- Nausea, mouth ulcer and stomach pain.
Miscellaneous- Hives, rashes and decreased white blood cell counts.
*Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.
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